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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII JIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OS1 TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 252 Lemke Talks to Newsmen Dakotan Not Purely Fanatical as Some of Followers FEAR 15 DROWNED IN SHIPWRECK BY CHARLES P STEWART CPA Con g r e s sman Wil liam Lemke of N o r th Dakota speaking as the union partys 3 presidential can didate before the National P r e ss club recently made an unex pectedly moder ate talk The Dakotan should not be as sessed as prac tically a pure fa natic like some of his associates He may be a bit fanatical but he is a politician too He recognizes the difference be tween an audience of the faithful a mixture of faiths but brimful of sin cerity in Cleveland and an audience of hardboiled newspapermen in Washington He adapted himself to Pre club conditions and did it kably well Of course Lemke wants the sup port of the Townsendites He also wants the support of the Coughlinites whose leader has pro nounced Townsendism as plain eco nomic foolishness Cheers for Everybody He could do this in Cleveland where every speaker except Nor man Thomas was cheered what ever he said He knew he could not be on both sides at once before the National Press club and he didnt try He sidestepped very cleverly The correspondents tried hard to put him on the They failed He is he said a Townsendite to the extent of believing that a worker who has toiled all his life increasing the national wealth is entitled to be supported out of it in his old age Well everyone believes that But how much should the oldster get and how should the money be raised That answered Lemke is a ques tion for congress to answer Not as Definite This is nothing like as definite as the Townsend program If the California doctor is satis fied with so intangible a plan Id be surprised I would look for a split between the factions as soon as the doctor realizes that the Da kotan favors the formers policy onlv in the broadest principle not at all in detail In short Lemke can spellbind his own fol lowers the Townsendites the Coughlinites and the Gerald L K Smithites in Cleveland He also can stall off questions in Washington But can he reconcile all his re sponses to all these conflicting quer ies as the campaign progresses I doubt it Speaks With Confidence Lemke spoke of himself as a fu ture white house tenant I will he said before the National Press club as president Tve no notion that he thinks he will be elected president I do think he has a remote idea that his union party movement may through the presidential selection into the house of representatives which in itself would be a monu mental triumph for him But gosh AVhat chance He certainly flatters himself if he imagines that Lemke made one good point be fore the National Press club Did he consider himself a repre sentative presidential candidate someone asked Officeholder Delegates Well said Lemke about 60 per cent of the delegates at the demo cratic convention in Cleveland were democratic officeholders about 60 per cent of the delegates at the re publican convention in 1928 were republican officeholders i His crowd he asserted seemed I to him to be more representative than that I He suggested that delegateships be barred to partisan officeholders in future Not a bad hint Lemke will be llckeci for presi dent That is a cinch He knows it too But he is running for reelection to the house of representatives also That he probably will win In the next congress he will be the leader of his group He will get prominence if noth ing else lowan Fatally Injured and 4 Others Hurt OTTUMWA Green 35 Sigourney garage owner was fatally injured late Tuesday in an automobile collision at a country road intersection about 12 miles northeast of here He died at 7 p m the Sigourney hospital Four other persons were injured including Herbert Clubb 21 Sig ourney who is in serious condition Spanish Leftists Launch Purge Within Party PLAN REFLECTOR SIGNS ON IOWA PRIMARY ROADS System Expected to Be Complete by End of Summer AMES Iowa highway commission maintenance engineer W H Root announced Wednesday plans to mark the states entire primary road system with reflector warning signs by the end of the summer Root announced the commission s latest move in its drive to make Iowa highways safe was purchase of 600 more signs bringing the to tal to The reflectorbutton signs have been in use only a little more than a year Root said Explaining the high way marking system under its new safety program Root said the addi tion of new sharp curve signs makes three types now in use to in dicate curves of varying angles The turn sign an arrow bent at a right angle is used only on the sharpest curves he said warning that motorists should slow down to 20 to 25 miles an hour to make these turns Should Slow Down When a driver sights a sharp sign Root said he should slow to 35 or 40 miles an hour while signs on which the arrow is turned at 45 degrees indicate the turn may safely be made at 45 to 50 milesan hour under normal con ditions In addition to the curves which are marked with the reflector Root said we will still have some marked with the old type non reflector This will include very flat curves or possibly curves somewhat sharper on unimproved roads A good rule for the driver of a motor vehicle is to take his foot off the accelerator and put it on the brake whenever he encounters a re flector road sign The mere fact that the commission has seen fit to the additional money neces sary to purchase a reflector sign is an indication that there is some par ticular reason for slowing Still Need Sense He declared however he did not mean a driver is licensed to drive recklessly if no reflector signs are in sight The commission does not hope to be able to substitute signs tor common sense The most it can hope from signs is to guide the traf fic and at the same time warn of any dangers inherent in the thor oughfare Automobile drivers should re alize there are more potential dan gers in weather conditions traffic and 30 forth than in the road it Because of increased modern speeds the maintenance department now places signs 50 per cent farther from points of danger than a few years ago Root said At the present time he said the commission has the following num bers of reflector signs Railroad stop 400 turn sharp curve curve arrows 300 and slow 300 All of the com missions road signs are made at the mens reformatory at Anamoga RENEW PROBE OF RIESLAND DEATH Caustic Soda Discovered in Bottle He Thought Held Beer LOGAN C F Cross and State Agent T F Lacy Wed nesday resumed their investigation into the death of Anson Riftsland Dunlap farmer who died Saturday night after drinking from a bottle which he thought contained beer Sheriff Cross reported an analysis of the liquid by University of Iowa chemists disclosed it contained caustic soda a poison it had pre viously been theorized that croton oil a strong cathartic had been placed in the beer as a practical joke Dean Wilbur Teeters state toxi cologist informed the investigating officers the only common use for a saturated solution of caustic soda such as was found in the beer was for removing paint from autos and for cleaning bottles Dean Teeters said a further analysis of the liquid may ahow it contained lye Father Baker Famed Padre of Dies Holy City Remains as Monument to His Work LACKA WANNA N Father Baker Lackawannas famed padre of the poor and one of the oldest Catholic priests in the United States died here Wednesday after a long illness He was 95 years old Ill for the past two years Father Baker died quietly at a m af Our Lady of Victory hospital a part of the famous institutions which he founded devoted almost entirely to charity Fatter Baker was born Feb 16 1841 in Buffalo Educated at Nia gara university he was ordained to the priesthood March 19 1876 On the occasion of his fiftieth anniver sary of his ordination in 1926 Pat rick Cardinal Hayes 14 bishops and 700 priests attended a dinner in his honor The Holy 4 In the center of the steel city of j Lackawanna there stands an unique and lasting monument to Monsignor Nelson H Baker It is a Holy City of schools hospitals and homes sur mounted by the shrine of our Lady of Victory one of the finest and most beautiful church edifices in the country When Father Baker began his long service in that city there ex isted as the nucleus of the present only an impoverished reform school the St Johns protectory for boys The school was of the old prison type and was heavily in debt Un der his guidance the debt was lifted Dther buildings were erected and the present Holy City became a reality Father Baker after being or dained in 1876 went to Corning N as assistant at St Marys church and a year later was assigned to Lackawanna where he spent the re mainder of his life The climax of his life work was the shrine of Our Lady of Victory which was consecrated with elabor ate ceremonies in 1926 the year of its completion The cost of approxi mately was paid for largely in tiny contributions from all parts of the world Soon after the consecration of the shrine of Our Lady of Victory the pope elevated it to the dignity of a basilica the first in the United States to receive this honor Called Miracle Well Among the wonders of the Holy City is Our Lady of Victory gas well In the excitement of the days when it was discovered it was known as the miracle well Before it was drilled it is told Father Baker formed a religious procession of altar boys in cassocks and sur plices with himself and Sister Agatha at their head Singing a hymn they proceeded to a field just back of the present infant home Here he selected a spot at random recited the blessings of the church over it sprinkled it with holy water and staked it off Drill ers failed to find gas at the usual levels A special Novena was started on the Feast of the Assumption for striking At twilight on the eighth day of the Novena gas was struck at a depth of feet It caught fire and burned for several days illuminating the countryside before the well was capped and the gas turned to the use for which it was intended At that time the well was de clared to be the greatest in Amer ica It saved the Holy City hundreds of thousands of dollars in fuel bills For a time gas was sold to neigh boring residents but the supply be gan to dwindle so this service was discontinued FATHER BAKER IOWA CITY HAS BLAZE Fire of Undetermined Origin Damages American Legion Community Building IOWA CITY of unde termined origin starting in the jani tors supply room on the main floor caused damage estimated between and to the American Legion community building here Wednesday morning The roof and most of the interior of the brick building was ruined The fire was discovered by a milkman making deliveries just be fore 4 a m The interior was in flames and the fire had broken out outside the walls when firemen ar rived Two fire companies worked until 7 a m bringing the blaze un der control Besides the auditorium and ball room of the building which was completely gutted offices of the American Legion and Legion auxil iary Chamber of Commerce Credit bureau Boy and Girl Scouts Com munity Chest Womens Relief corps and Red Cross were demolished The records of all organizations which occupied the building were in taot The building is insured for 000 Mussolini Takes But Little Notice of His 53rd Anniversary ROME Mussolini who like other fascists is considered took his fiftythird birth day in the usual stride Wednesday He followed his custom of almost 15 years by appearing at his of fices in Palazzo Venezia to devote i his first energies to multiple duties as dictatorial head of the fascist state Later he joined his family at a private birthday celebration Italian newspapers ignored the duces anniversary In accordance with the wishes of the premier who has proclaimed youth as one of the cardinal principles of his ernment organizations and persons outside the family took no official notice of the occasion Mason Citys annual sum mer Dollar Day will be held Thursday July 30 A wide variety of quality merchan dise will be on sale at moneysaving prices Alvin Karpis Enters Leavenworth Prison Alvin Karpis notorious outlaw en tered Leavenworth federal peniten tiary Wednesday to start his life term for the William Hamm conspiracy Taking no chances on a possible attempt to liberate the exNo 1 bad man federal operatives placed them selves in strategic positions about the station as the train bearing Karpis and his guards arrived Josh Lee Victor in Oklahomas Runoff OKLAHOMA CITY turns Wednesday from pre cincts out of in Oklahomas runoff primary gave Representa tive Josh Lee a majority of 257 for1 the democratic nomination for U S senator Lee had and his opponent Gov E W Mar land had REVOLT LEADER TRANSFERS SEAT FROM MOROCCO American Woman Hurt in Northern Fighting Is Identified SPANISH AT GLANCE By The Associated Press Leftist government undertakes purge of fascist elements in its own civil and military organiza tions Sevilles insurgent radio sta tion announced Gen Francisco Franco revolt leader has estab lished headquarters there Government troops smash reb el garrisons in south drive to ward major battle in north Rebels reinforce Zaragoza seek to drive wedge between Ma drid and Barcelona Dozen insurgent airmen die in crashes Special boards named to hasten government confiscation of church teaching property Americans In Madrid awaiting Thursday morning trains for flight to cruiser Ambassador Bowers directs northern evacua tion from cutter Government submarine is re ported sunk by fascist seaplane off Gibraltar Cannonading resumes in San Sebastian area DRASTIC AND SUDDEN PURGE IS UNDERTAKEN By The Associated Press A drastic and sudden purge of fascist elements within its own or civil and military started by the Spanish leftist government Wednesday At Washington the state depart ment identified an American wom an wounded in northern Spanish fighting last week as Mrs Fernan do Gallardo daughter of Col D B McKay editor of the Tampa Times She now is in the American embassy in Madrid Almost coincidentally reports were heard in Madrid that Gen Francisco Franco revolutionary commanderinchief had trans ferred his seat of operation from Morocco to the Spanish peninsula at Seville Franco at Seville Broadcasts from the insurgent radio station at Seville goal of loyalist attackers said Franco had announced establishment of general staff headquarters there He was quoted as saying sur render of the Madrid government was only a matter of Evacuation of Americans from revolt torn Spain proceeded slowly Fresh drives for control of strategic points were launched by both fascists and loyalists San Sebastian Trembles The seacoast city of San Sebastian trembled under renewed cannonad ing Wednesday and a Spanish gov ernment submarine was reported sunk by a rebel seaplane as fresh drives for control in Spains civil war were launched by fascists and loyalists To speed its work of crushing the revolt now in its twelfth day the government initiated a purge of its enemies within State departments and the army were swept of anyone suspected of friendliness to the fascist cause To wipe out teachings which left ists considered reactionary and ini1 mical to their cause the government ordered the confiscation of all re maining Catholic schools colleges and universities Liberal Militia Marches As liberal militia marched on fascist dominated areas the govern ment claimed the revolution had col lapsed Yet fascist commanders pre dicted the fall of Madrid with com pletion of a military maneuver in tended to drive a wedge between the strategic and leftist held cities of Barcelona and Madrid Capture of the coastal towns of San Roque and La Linea was an nounced by the government at Ma drid and a fresh drive was ordered on Zaragoza in the north and Cor doba Granada and Seville in the south In turn rebel reinforcements sped toward Zaragoza with orders to oppose the government onslaught and cut land connections between Barcelona and Madrid Booted women were reported pa trolling San Sebastian Bay of Bis cay with fresh firing resumed in that sector The rebels apparently Cool Wave9 in Iowa May Stay Awhile DES MOINES winds from the northwest moved into Iowa Wednesday to send tempera tures down to two degrees below normal in most sections of the state The government weather bureau here asserting it was the first time in several weeks that temperatures were below normal said the cool weather may last through this weekend No rain however was reported in Iowa for the last 24 hours but the weather forecast indicated light showers might fall late Wednesday night or Thursday in the extreme western section of the state One hundred degree temperatures stayed with parts of Iowa Tuesday Albia had the highest reading at 101 Burlington Keokuk and La mom reported even 100 degrees EsthervDle enjoyed the coolest temperature Tuesday night the of ficial thermometer there Showing 56 degrees FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in east portion unsettled in west possi bly showers in extreme west Wed nesday night or Thursday some what cooler in southeast portion Wednesday night MINNESOTA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday somewhat warmer in northwest Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 93 Minimum in Night 58 At 8 A M Wednesday 70 A brisk wind out of the north west all day Tuesday served to push the mercury down into the fifties for the third time in July Cottage Near F R Slimmer Home Hit by Lightning Bolt LUBEC Maine struck a cottage on Campobello Island N Wednesday morning near the Roosevelt summer home where President Roosevelt and his family are spending a vacation The building was damaged but no one was injured Heat Blamed in Suicide SPENCER J M Sokol said the suicide of Mrs Peter Kruse 64 of Spencer was due to melancholia and nervousness caused by the excessive heat of the last month intended to cut loyalist lines be tween Irun and San Sebastian See Submarine Sunk Two lighthouse officials at Gibral tar reported they witnessed the sinking of the government subma rine C3 by a rebel plane About in pesetas was appropriated by the government to fight the rebellion Leftists still dominated the Gua darrama mountains the gateway to Madrid But loyalists began to admit the fight would last longer than they had anticipated when the rebellion began In the drive to purge the leftist organization the wife and daugh ter of Gen Emilio Barrera and the wife of the transAtlantic flier Capt Julio Ruiz de Alda were seized Leftists slew a dozen rebel air men in destroying seven airplanes Special Civil Boards Special civil boards were formed in all provinces to confiscate the religious educational property and mayors were directed to seize all scientific and pedagogic The decree was issued under a section of the republics constitu tion Washington advices said 148 Americans still stranded in Madrid prepared to board trains Thursday to reach the heavy cruiser Quincy in Alicante harbor Ambasador Claude G Bowers announced he would di rect evacuation from northern points from the cutter Cayuga Americas floating The Spanish government authori ties said they had restored order in Madrid and a score other cities In San Sebastian resort on the Bay of Biscay breechesclad proletarian women were reported patrolling the streets LOOK INSIDE HERRING EARLE Six Demo Governors Assail Landon Speech ON PAGE 2 Lonerock Man Hurt Fatally at Redfield ON PAGE 8 Double Program Ready for Softball Clubbers ON PAGE 9 Frances Drake Repp to Oppose State Champion ON PAGE 9 Woodbury Supervisors Sued for Havners Pay ON PAGE 5 STEEL STRIKE AT STERLING ENDED First Walkout in Campaign by Lewis to Unionize Industry Settled STERLING Pil kington arbiter for the U S labor department announced Wednesday that the strike at the Northwestern Barb Wire company plant had been ended by agreement between John L Lewis committee for industrial organization and company officials The strike was the first involved in Lewis drive to unionize the steel industry on a national scale Pilkington said the peace pact had been formally approved by unanimous vote of the new sterling unit of the Amalgamated iron steej and tin plate workers union early Wednesday afternoon and the strik ers would start back to work with the next shift at the plant before sunset All the men would not be reem ployed immediately he said because the began July had cut down operations but the returning force of workers would be increased as normal conditions were restored The agreement to end the walk out was negotiated between repre sentatives of the company and the committee for industrial organiza tion with Pilkingtons aid after a night of flying bullets and bricks the last of a long series of violent outbreaks Expect Utah State Liquor Commission to Clear SALT LAKE CITY of alcoholic beverages ID Utah may pour this year into the treasury of an organization which is seeking to curtail liquor consump tion With proper management the state liquor commission will clear at least during the 193637 fiscal G M Whitmore state liquor commissioner said This is in spite of the fact that we work continually to reduce liquor consumption and I believe are suc ceeding to a great extent We are perhaps the only state liquor organization which employs a man to travel the state constantly asking people to use less intoxicants and if they must drink to substi tute light wines for whisky and Tropical Disturbance Blows Out Into Gulf MIAMI tropical dis turbance blew out into the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday leaving little sign of its short cut across the southern tip of Florida The Miami resort area took pre cautions against high winds but found the preparations wasted 7 MEMBERS OF CREW SAVED IN LAKE MICHIGAN Material Service Goes Down Half Mile Out of Calumet Harbor CHICAGO members of a crew of 22 men were believed drowned early Wednesday when the lakeriver barge Material carrying tons of gravel ran into choppy water as it neared Calumet harbor listed suddenly and sank in Lake Michigan Seven of the crew were rescued but Capt Charles D Brown of Port Huron was presumed to have died with the 14 others One man at first reported missing was found later to have missed the boat John Palmer of Lockport first assistant engineer at first believed drowned was said by First Mate Johnson one of the rescued to have missed the boat as it left Lockport Southbound From Lockport The tragedy struck the vessel as it was southbound after traveling from Lockport through the Chicago river and into the choppy lake Had the boat gone half a mile farther it would have reached the calm wa ters of the harbor First Mate John one of the seven who were saved after they had clung for more than a half hour of wreckage bobbing in the white capped waves gave the first account of the tragedy He said the vessel loaded with sand listed suddenly to port as it nosed through a heavy sea some time between 2 and 3 a m eastern standard time It lurched crazily to an even keel Johnson related and then sank swiftly Saw Ship Go Down A E Pierce keeper of the Calu met harbor lighthouse station two miles off Eightysixth street saw the Material Service go down He notified the coast guard and put out in a small boat with R A Carlson his assistant They picked up two of the sur vivors A South Chicago coast guard craft rescued three others A Ben ham Towing company boat lifted the remaining two from the lake Other coast guard boats from the old Chicago and Jackson park sta tions and the cutter dis patched from its berth at the muni cipal pier were rushed out to the scene to comb the waters for Cap tain Brown and the 14 missing members of his crew List of Victims Survivors furnished this list of those believed to have perished Captain Brown Port Huron Second Mate Melvin Tuft Lockport Wheelsman John Mel by Chicago Watchman Elmer Bergreen Chicago Watchman Fred Samuelson Chicago Deck Hand Carl Brown Sault Ste Marie a deckhand known only as Lockport Scraperman Leif Olson Lockport Steward An tbonly Chesi Lockport Second Cook Marshall Oberlin Lockport Handyman Elmer Bergsland Lock port Oilers Charles Bergstad Chi cago Harry Meure Lockport Dar Hansen Sturgeon Bay Wis The rescued were First Mate Johnson Third Assistant Engineer Joseph Change Herbert Larson and Alf Melby all of Chicago Holger Hansen Lockport Second Assistant Engineer Joseph Weber Sturgeon Bay and Alvin Washburne Sturgeon Bay Taken to Lighthouse The survivors were first taken to the Calumet harbor lighthouse There chilled and exhausted they related the details of the tragedy They told how a huge wave struck their ton sand and gravel car rier We were going along as said First Mate Johnson when sud denly the vessel listed to port Then it came back to an even keel but Im mediately began to sink We had the usual complement of lifeboats but the sinking was so sudden there was no chance to launch them All we could do was to seize anything which would help us to float and to go along the best way we could The rescued men clung to beams and other wreckage We would all have gone down in a short time if help tad not reached us when it did Captain Jerks Away At one time I bad hold of Cap tain Browns hand but somehow he jerked away Then I lost sight of him He must have gone down with his The Material Service wax ap proaching the Calumet harbor laden ;